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founder
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founder -- as in: peace talks foundered
Good, yes, but Otrera is the founder of the Amazons.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune
He took away the founder of Bike Safety Day at Lynley Elementary School.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
And so was the founder of the Daily Gleaner [Jamaica's major newspaper].  (not reviewed by editor*)
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
I was not afraid the Aurora would founder, but the pirate ship.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Kenneth Oppel, Airborn
The voice belonged to Luma Mufleh, the thirty-one-year-old founder and volunteer coach of the Fugees.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Warren St. John, Outcasts United
The money ran out, another investment foundered, the loan came due, and Louie had to turn over his keys.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken
So he never got the chance to find a founder's object there and hide it in the school!  (not reviewed by editor*)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
"This horse is foundering," I say.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Poet QUIQUE AVILES is the founder of Sol & Soul, a group combining art, performance, and social activism.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Jay Allison, et al., This I Believe II
Drayton is the founder of Ashoka, an organization that supports and trains social entrepreneurs around the world.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky
Ensler is founder of V-Day, an organization supporting efforts to end violence against women and girls worldwide.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Jay Allison, et al., This I Believe
The sword had once belonged to Godric Gryffindor, founder of Harry's House.  (not reviewed by editor*)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
Her father was a founder of one of the industrial conglomerates.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker
But Methodism's founder, John Wesley, was by no means the most charismatic preacher of his era.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
The portrait of Spence’s founder, Eugenia Spence, looming at the top of the stairs, her piercing blue eyes seeing all.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Libba Bray, Sweet Far Thing
The new minister introduces her as "the original founder of our church."  (not reviewed by editor*)
James McBride, The Color of Water
How soon Riddle learned that the famous founder of the House could talk to snakes, I do not know — perhaps that very evening.  (not reviewed by editor*)
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
The hammer and stars are inlaid into Tronjheim's floor because it was the personal crest of Korgan, our founder.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
The mail foundered with the government; they received no answer.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Gish Jen, Typical American
Women hold their beaded evening bags over their heads, trying to protect their foundering hairdos.  (not reviewed by editor*)
Julia Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies
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founder -- as in: peace talks foundered
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